Second Grade, “From Moo to You”

Students will learn how dairy farmers care for their cows, make their own butter or ice cream, and learn why dairy products are important in a healthy diet.


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From Moo to You lesson plan (butter)

From Moo to You lesson plan (ice cream)

From Moo to You slideshow

How to Make a Little Bit of Butter/Butter-Making Song

Dairy Recyclers/coloring page

Supplemental Resources

Background Information


Resource Kits (available from DeKalb County Farm Bureau)

  • Dairy Cow Capers AgriLearning Kit – books & resources on dairy farming, nutrition
  • Food & Nutrition: Primary Literacy Kit – explore a wealth of books & videos
  • Nutrition Bracelets Kit – make bead bracelets representing daily food group servings
  • MyPlate Pocket Chart – sort food picture cards onto large MyPlate chart
  • Food Models & Lessons – 200 life-size food photos and lesson ideas
  • Fun with Food & Nutrition – engaging food activities including The Farmer Grows a Rainbow lessons and P.E. activities

Lessons & Activities online

Books in your school library (titles donated to elementary school libraries in DeKalb County)

  • Cow by Jules Older
  • Life on a Dairy Farm by Judy Wolfman
  • Cows by Sara Swan Miller
  • Raising Cows on the Koebel’s Farm by Alice K. Flanagan
  • Dairy Cows: Keeping Wisconsin Green (DVD) by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
  • Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More by Cris Peterson